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Feb 5, 2024

If there’s one word that will send any agency owner or employee running for the hills, it’s timesheets. Although one of the most universally disliked words in the agency world, timesheets are still the number one way to detect and diagnose problems within the agency before they become catastrophes.

Essentially, they’re your best friend whether you like it or not.

Timesheets, especially when completed daily by all agency employees (including the agency owner), will give you invaluable data about your agency’s day-to-day operations and where there’s room for improvement.

For agency owners, daily timesheets will show you inefficiencies, areas where more staffing is needed, needs for more training, and so much more. For agency employees, this is your ticket to job security, bonuses, promotions, and recognition for excellent work.

Tune in to learn more about why daily timesheets are essential for agency owners and employees and how to get everyone on board with the practice this year.

For 30+ years, Drew McLellan has been in the advertising industry. He started his career at Y&R, worked in boutique-sized agencies, and then started his own (which he still owns and runs) agency in 1995. Additionally, Drew owns and leads the Agency Management Institute, which advises hundreds of small to mid-sized agencies on how to grow their agency and its profitability through agency owner peer groups, consulting, coaching, workshops and more.

A big thank you to our podcast’s presenting sponsor, White Label IQ. They’re an amazing resource for agencies who want to outsource their design, dev, or PPC work at wholesale prices. Check out their special offer (10 free hours!) for podcast listeners here.

daily timesheets

In This Episode:

  • Why early detection matters for agency operations
  • The diagnostic warning signs that your agency isn’t running effectively
  • What daily timesheets show us about our agency
  • How timesheets and time-tracking metrics can boost our profitability
  • Why do them daily vs. weekly?
  • Why timesheets are a good thing and help agency employees defend themselves
  • How to get your team on board
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